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Press Release : Sep 4, 2014

UF College of the Arts Announces New Allison Wyatt Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Art Education Students

A new one-time scholarship has been established at the University of Florida (UF) College of the Arts for qualified incoming graduate art education students. The Allison Wyatt Memorial Scholarship of $6,200 per student will be awarded to four qualified students based on artistic and teaching merit. Funds can be applied to residential or online studies.

The Allison Wyatt Memorial Scholarship was created by Allison’s parents after Allison’s life was cut short at just 6 years old. The Wyatts have chosen to honor their daughter through a series of gifts, including a donation to UF, as her mother is an alumna. Allison loved drawing and wanted to be an artist, often turning parts of her family’s house into an “art studio” with rows of pictures taped to the walls. She also wanted to be a teacher. The Allison Wyatt Memorial Scholarship allows Allison’s dreams of being an artist and teacher to live on through others.

Incoming graduate art education students interested in applying for the scholarship should submit the following items by November 1, 2014 for the online program (spring 2015 enrollment) or February 1, 2015 for the residential program (fall 2015 enrollment):  

  • UF Graduate School admissions application:
    • Statement of professional goals for earning an MA degree in Art Education
    • Current curriculum vita or resume in PDF format
    • Three current letters of recommendation for this graduate school application and scholarship award

  • Portfolio and writing sample:
    • At least 10 images of original works of art
    • A research paper, article or other sample of academic writing in PDF format
    • A teaching philosophy or artist statement

  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended:

Graduate Admissions & Academic Programs

University of Florida, College of the Arts

PO Box 115800

Gainesville, FL 32611-5800

  • Application of financial need:
    • FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    • Note: Preference will be given to students with financial need
    • Use the school code: #001535 for UF

UF’s M.A. in Art Education requires 36 credit hours including studio art, art history and art education. To learn more about admission requirements and this degree, visit

For more information about the Allison Wyatt Memorial Scholarship, please send questions to

About the School of Art + Art History

The School of Art + Art History is one of the University of Florida College of the Arts’ three fully-accredited schools. The School of Art + Art History supports the College of the Arts’ mission of serving as an educational, professional and cultural resource in the visual arts for the campus, community, state and region. Programs offered include art education, art history, art and technology, creative photography, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, printmaking, sculpture and visual art studies. In addition, the school supports five galleries that are open to the public and feature contemporary artwork, student pieces and more. To learn more, visit

About the College of the Arts

The College of the Arts, previously known as the College of Fine Arts, is one the 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. The College of the Arts offers baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its three fully- accredited schools — the School of Art and Art History, School of Music and School of Theatre and Dance. The college is home to the Center for Arts in Medicine, Center for World Arts, Digital Worlds Institute, University Galleries and the New World School of the Arts in Miami. More than 100 faculty members and more than 1,220 students work together daily to engage, inspire and create. The college hosts more than 300 performances, exhibitions and events each year. Faculty and students also exhibit and perform at other local, national and international venues. To learn more, visit

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